Detail View: LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection: Clasps, INC H58.

Image Caption: 
Clasps, INC H58.
General Description: 
15th century alum tawed binding.
Country / Style: 
Germany
Period: 
15th century
Call Number: 
INC H58
Provenance: 
Inscriptions on t.p.: "Coenobij Subensis"; unidentified bookplate with "Cerf. Berr. Pere." in a shield, a stag and a bear as supporters; gift of Mrs. Mary P. Massey (on deposit Jan. 1989).
Title: 
Herbarius.
Created / Published: 
Patauie impressus : [Johann Petri], anno Domi[ni] [et] cetera lxxxv. [1485]
Hamnet URL: 
http://shakespeare.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=95716
Dimensions: 
216 x 160 x 38 mm
Covering Material: 
Alum tawed pigskin.
Sewing: 
Sewn on three split double thongs laced through the wooden boards.
Headbands: 
Presewn and stuck on endbands sewn with linen with a front bead.
End Papers: 
Single flyleaves and recycled manuscript vellum hinges hooked around the first and last sections, one of them with neumes. Separate paper paste-downs (doublours).
Closures: 
Two extant brass split back brass clasps, catching on the front cover, with matching catches and hasps which are riveted to tooled alum tawed straps. The strap plates are rectangular. One is plain and the other is chased with a St Andrew's cross within a rectangle.
Decorative Description: 
Within frameworks of variable width blind tooled fillet panels are two medallion rolls blind tooled with "Spes", "Fides" and "Caritas", and another with initials "H.R." as shown in rubbing.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Alum tawed bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Blind tooled bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Clasps -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Fillet tools -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Leather bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.
Binding Terms (RBMS): 
Pigskin bindings -- Germany -- 15th century.